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The term commons is most frequently used to refer to those natural resources that are held in common by a community.

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The role of indigenous communities in reducing climate change through sustainable land use practices
Reports & Research
September 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
United States of America

The climate crisis demands urgent action, yet we live in a politically polarized and paralyzed world. As governments and other actors struggle over climate change, our environment is irreversibly changing.

Challenges and Opportunities of Community Land Dispensation in Kenya
Reports & Research
May 2019

The Community Land Act of 2016 provides a legal basis for protection, recognition and registration of community lands andhas provisions for management and administration of the land by the communities themselves. However, implementation of the act has been slower than anticipated. This is despite the current  heightened investment interests in community lands for mega development projects.

Customary Land Recognition in Zambia
Reports & Research
December 2018

From January 15 to February 6, 2018, the USAID’s Tenure and Global Climate Change Program and Land Portal Foundation co-facilitated a dialogue on experiences of documenting household and community-level customary rights in Zambia.

Land Reform in Kenya
Reports & Research
October 2018

The webinar on the Land Reform Agenda for Kenya took place on 10 October, 2018. The webinar reviewed the land reform process in Kenya and addressed a range of challenges, with a view to defining a path forward that will lead to equity and justice in land reforms.

Peer-reviewed publication
May 2018

Statutory recognition of rural communities as collective owners of their lands is substantial,

Reports & Research
March 2018

El presente trabajo forma parte de un acumulado de acciones y luchas colectivas que venimos desarrollando las organizaciones sociales Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH), Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña (OFRANEH) y Jubileo Sur Américas (JS/A), y ha contado con el apoyo técnico del Transnational Institute (TNI).

Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2017

La Paz, Bolivia14 de noviembre de 2017
La Economía Social y Solidaria (ESS). Algunos cuestionamientos a sus marcos teóricos y a sus prácticas socioculturales en los últimos 10 años
Gilberto Vera Rojas

Journal Articles & Books
October 2017

El tema del acaparamiento de tierras por parte de extranjeros ha sido ampliamente estudiado en distintas regiones del mundo, analizando las características de los inversores, las consecuencias sobre los campesinos que deben ser desplazados de sus tierras o los mecanismos por medio de los cuales los capitales extranjeros ocupan los territorios de la mano de los Estados locales.

Reports & Research
February 2017
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Amid the realities of major political turbulence, there was growing recognition in 2016 that the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities are key to ensuring peace and prosperity, economic development, sound investment, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Conference Papers & Reports
February 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean

This paper examines whether national expropriation and land laws in 30 countries across Asia and Africa put Indigenous Peoples and local communities at risk of expropriation without compensation.

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